Smh this fandom really do attach themselves to this game to much.
You are the 2nd person to claim I'm moving the goal post based on wild theories made by what other people said...based on what? Quote me where I originally layed out the goal.
And again They bring up FFXIV when I never said anything about it. Man you people sure do have an inferiority complex when it comes to this game.
And fine, if you want to lay that out for ARR. Even with the cherry picking your doing, That's still way more then what's offered here and when we take into consideration what you omit like side story quest for jobs, 17 or so dungeons, Trials, a 5 series Raid with actual mechanics, multiple large zones filled with fleshed out towns, cities, villages, outpost all containing quest filled with background lore, it completely blows this game out of the water(Also ARR story seemed much longer to me then that, I remember clocking somewhere around 50-60 hours for MSQ only). The story here is like a handful of quest and is about 2-5 hours long bloated by BP gateing. Like something out of a mobile game, if you are going to play this game that XIV content launch is in the same vain as this, I just dont know what to tell you at this point. that's all I'm saying about that, but remember I never brought it up, you did.
For every one defender that says Phantasy Star Online is suppose to be casual layed back, another states its suppose to be a mindless Hardcore Grind. If we want to make up excuses fine but at least sit down and decide what the excuse will be and be consistent with it.
It doesnt take high standards to tell this content pool is lacking, this feels like a conceptual alpha of a game planned to be released in like 2 years, even for a free to play game. Free to play doesn't free a game from scrutiny, it's still a product not a charity.
PSO doesnt exist Its own personal bubble. The gaming market moves and I'm not basing it of games from it's own series from decades ago that are completely outdated.
If you like the game cool. But the content pool and depth just ain't there yet
I have no horse in this race,
but I just wanna say if your 5-series raid is referring to Binding Coil of Bahamut, the second of the series only released in Patch 2.2. Not on the release of ARR which was 2.0. FFXIV ARR (2.0) was August 2013. FFXIV ARR (2.2) was March 2014. Heavensward only came out 2 years later (2015), where the last 2.x patch was 2.57 on may 2015. It took almost 2 years for FFXIV ARR to have that much "launch content" if you're confusing 2.57 with 2.0. Edit: Apologies, I might be wrong on the binding coil part, verification needed.
Similarly, for those other people (maybe not in this thread but they exist) arguing that genshin had more content on launch, I hope they remember how week 1 of launch was, and are not actually comparing month 4 or current genshin.
Should we have more content? Sure, probably. But please don't exaggerate some comparisons.